Tag Archives: Bastrop County

Serenity Ranch

Serenity Ranch in Paige Texas is for sale

Offered for sale approx 60 acres.  Great mix of pasture and wooded areas to support livestock and encourage wildlife.  Three established stock tanks have been strategically placed to allow for fencing and cross fencing to create three 20 acre pastures with a tank. Currently it is is cross fenced in one 20 acre pasture up front and the remaining 40 open in the back ( but the corners are in for cross fencing! )  The property has been well maintained with regular shredding, and grooming.  This has been a getaway for a couple from the Houston area for many many years.  It is with regret they are selling it as they have loved making it their second/vacation/getaway but time keeps marching on!  There is a mobile home under a very large pole barn.  Believe it or not the roof of this  home has never seen the light of day or a drop of rain.  Just as the property has been well maintained so has this retreat.  It may not be at the height of interior decorating ( no granite or tile lol ) but is is quite comfortable and would make a great place to settle in while a new custom Texas ranch home is being built.  There is a substantial well that provides water and septic is needed.   Electric services are in place.  TV and Internet Services will need to be via one of the available satellite companies.   If you would like to see this Paige Ranch please call me for your private showing at 512-743-0516.

Beautiful rolling pasture

Coming Soon in Elgin | Home and Horse Property

 Update – 6/7/2017 1854 FM 1704 is on the market.

ABOR listing # 5120797    You can see the virtual tour here.

My newest coming soon listing at 1854 FM 1704  is a home and horse set up in the Elgin area.  Great location if you want to be close to Austin. Approx 2800  sq. feet home built in the 70’s and nicely renovated recently.  The home sits on 4 acres that is safe for horses.  Features such as the lovely pasture, run in sheds, feed storage, take area, hitching post, round pen, and plenty of space for trailers are appealing to horse owners.  This property will be on the market in two weeks.  $425,000.00


For more info contact Listing Agent Deb Dahlberg Rowland – direct number 512-743-0516

Useful information and links for Bastrop County

Useful information and links for future residents of Bastrop County!  Links to information on Parks, County Stats,Hospitals and Clinics, Vets, Shopping & Grocers, Hardward stores, Construction companies, Restaurants, Government offices, School System, and Wells for the Bastrop/Smithville area.



Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park



County Statistics

http://www.city-data.com/county/Bastrop_County-TX.html  County statistics

Hospitals and Clinics

Smithville Regional Hospital  (11 miles, 13 minutes)

800 East Highway 71

Smithville, Texas 78957

(512) 237-3214

(512) 360-3219

St. David’s Emergency Care – Bastrop  (8 miles, 11 minutes)

3201 Hwy 71

East Bastrop, TX 78602

Telephone: (512) 308-5900


Lost Pines Family Health Clinic

102 Commercial Drive  Bastrop, TX 78602


(512) 985-6359

Doctor Batlle MD Bastrop Medical Clinic

195 South Hasler Boulevard B-1Bastrop, TX 78602


(512) 308-1555

Texan Urgent Care  (11 miles, 13 minutes)

717 Highway 71 West #500

Bastrop, TX 78602


(512) 332-2273


Bastrop Veterinary Hospital

2900 Hwy 95 North

Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 303-6969

Riverside Veterinary Hospital

531 Hwy 71 E  Smithville, TX 78957

(512) 237-4644

Crossroads Animal Hospital

651 Texas 71Bastrop, TX 78602


(512) 321-0506

Shopping and Groceries/General/Specialty Shopping

Walmart Supercenter  (10 miles, 13 minutes)

488 Highway 71 W

Bastrop, TX

(512) 321-2288

Academy Sports and Outdoors (11 miles, 13 minutes)

749 Texas 71

Bastrop, TX

(512) 321-8200

Best Buy (11 miles, 13 minutes)

761 Highway 71 West, Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone:(512) 308-5849


HEB Superstore and Pharmacy (10 miles, 13 minutes)

104 North Hasler Boulevard, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 321-1011

Brooks Brothers Grocery and Pharmacy (7 miles, 10 minutes)

401 Royston St,

Smithville, TX 78957

(512) 237-3246

Bastrop Producers Market (closed Mondays)   (13 miles, 16 minutes)

977 Texas 71 Service Road, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 308-9989

Bastrop Farmers Market (Tuesday, Saturday)   (9 miles, 13 minutes)

1302 Chestnut St., Bastrop, TX


Walgreens Pharmacy  (7 miles, 10 minutes)

4201 Hwy 71 East Bastrop, TX 78602


(512) 308-1239

CVS Pharmacy  (10 miles, 14 minutes)

1671 Highway 71 East, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 308-0234


Home Depot (11 miles, 13 minutes)

525 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX‎

(512) 308-1022

Lowes  Home Improvement  (11 miles, 13 minutes)

719 Highway 71 West, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 321-0460

Animal Feed/Country Stores

Smith Supply  (6 miles, 9 minutes)

764 W Loop 230, Texas 95, Smithville, TX 78957

(512) 237-2201


Tractor Supply (10 miles, 13 minutes)

441B Texas 71, Bastrop, TX‎

(512) 321-3660

Bastrop Feed & Supply  (12 miles, 15 minutes) 

777 Texas 95

Bastrop, TX

(512) 321-3700



Billy’s Pit BBQ

110 Texas 71, Bastrop, TX 78602 ‎

(512) 321-6453


1376 Texas 71, Bastrop, TX 78602 ‎

(512) 303-6808


Southside Market and BBQ

534 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 575-9037


La Cabana

719 Texas 71, Smithville, TX 78957 ‎

(512) 237-2536

El Corral Lozano  (breakfast and lunch only)

902 College Street, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 308-9276


La Hacienda Restaurant & Bar

1800 Walnut St., Bastrop, TX


Cedar’s Mediterranean Grill

904 College Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 ‎

(512) 321-7808

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 ‎

(512) 321-2007


Pockets Grille

205 Fawcett Street, Smithville, TX 78957 ‎

(512) 237-5572


China Buffet

201 Hunters Crossing Blvd, Bastrop TX

Several nice eating places within 2 blocks of Main and Chestnut streets in Bastrop

Government Offices

Texas Parks & Wildlife Biologist

Robert Trudeau  Natural Resources Specialist

901 Pecan, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 332-7280

Natural Resources Conservation

507 Old Austin Highway

Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 321-2286

Bastrop Central Appraisal District

209 Jackson Street, Bastrop, TX 78602

(512) 303-1930


Bastrop County Clerk

803 Pine Street #112, Bastrop, TX

(512) 332-7234


Bastrop County Sheriff Office

200 Jackson Street, Bastrop, TX

(512) 303-1080

Texas A&M Forest Service

Richard Gray

125 Keller Road, Unit C-4

Bastrop,  TX 78957

(512) 237-2160


School System



Jimmy’s Well Service  

129 Lisa Lane, Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 303-4473

Water softener system  

Texas Water Savers Co.

Scott O. Shaffer

La Grange, Texas



Septic Tank/Road Work  

Salinas Brothers

641 Oak Hill Cemetery Road, Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone:(512) 581-7071

Real Estate/Realtor

These are just a few of the many providers of services in Bastrop County Texas.  If you are looking for an experienced Realtor to help you with real estate purchase or real estate sale please consider contacting me.

Deb Dahlberg-Rowland/Realtor  direct 512-743-0516


Alum Creek is beautiful this spring!

The other morning I helped a friend who lives on Old Antioch and to get there I crossed over Alum Creek. It was peaceful and breathtaking. So many parts of Bastrop County are so beautiful! If you are looking for real estate in Bastrop County give me a call. I would love to help you buy or sell you little peace of this wonderful county!

Beautiful Alum Creek in the spring
Beautiful Alum Creek in the spring

Old pictures of the Bastrop area | In the Bastrop Courthouse

I was called for jury duty last week and while there I toured the hallways downstairs to look at all the historical pictures displayed. Some of the photos were truly amazing. Pictures of old homes, old businesses, streets in the county, historic floods helped me to understand what this County has been through and gave me an appreciation of the settlers who first called Bastrop home.

Jury duty at the old Bastrop Courthouse | Saw a bit of history!

I was called in for jury duty last week and got to see a part of the old Bastrop Courthouse I did not know even existed! The jury room is in up in the old portion of the courthouse in the old jail on second floor. We had our big jury table right next to four of the old historic cells!

Jury duty at the old Bastrop Courthouse

Jury duty at the old Bastrop Courthouse

And the back exit out of the jury room took us right in to the old hanging room and out the steps to the area in the parking lot where crowds used to gather to watch the hangings through the second story window.

Jury duty at the old Bastrop Courthouse

Jury duty at the old Bastrop Courthouse

I sure found it interesting!

Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Looking for something fun to do with the family this fall? Then consider visiting the Fall Festival and Corn Maze that is being held at the Barton Hill Farm in Bastrop County TX! There is a five acre maze, they have live music, there is a 50′ sunken pirate ship, lots of fall activities, a frontier fort, pumpkin patch, and kids games on the weekends from September 22nd, through November 18th from 9 am to 9 pm. I found $1.00 off discount coupons at Bastrop Feeds out on Hwy 95 and there are coupons on the Barton Hill Farm website ! Barton Hill Farms is located out on FM 969 just a little north of FM 1209 on the right hand side of the road. Don’t miss this fun fall event!

Could Bastrop get a Skate Park?

This week I undertand that the City of Bastrop’s Parks Board is considering a skate park for the youth of Bastrop. There is discussion for use of a city owned vacant lot next to Fishermans Park and they are considering holding fundraisers and potential seeking grants to raise the approx. $250k necessary to build it. First step is to set a public hearing so locals can weigh in on the subject. Me…I am all for it!

Sold! 14 + Acres on Green Valley

Happy to announce that I have sold another portion of the Bow and Arrow Ranch. This was a lovely 14 + acre parcel with some elevation that provides nice views of the surrounding ranches. The Buyers are very excited to get started building their custom home. This really was a hidden gem there was no way to tell how nice this property was until you got through the gate! And the pastures are improved! There is one parcel left which is approx. 

Information on Leasing Services

Information on Leasing Services

One of the services I offer my Real Estate Clients is Property Leasing (not to be confused with Property Management, which I do not provide).

Steps to finding a Lease Property

If you are searching for a lease property here is an overview of the steps that I will take working with you as your Lease Agent. First visit the search below to look at available lease properties. Then call me or email me so I can learn more about your specific need for a lease property. Once we identify properties that feet your needs we can set showing appointments for appropriate properties during this appointment we will also discuss documents to use when Leasing a property which are:

Information of Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Lease Application, Residential Lease Guaranty ( if needed), and the Residential Lease.

I will prepare the necessary documentation and I will present your offer to Lease to the Listing Agent.

So, If you are looking for a lease property please contact me to set an appointment so we can start the process!

Steps to finding a Lease Tenant

If you own a property that you are considering Leasing I can help you find a qualified lease tenant. Here are the steps to listing a property for lease when a property owner decides to lease a property, or has an established lease property and wants to find a qualified Lease Tenant.

We will set an appointment to view the property, review the most recent market comparable information on similar lease properties, and we will go over the documents that will be used to put a Lease listing on the market, and we will discuss in depth the marketing program and steps to qualify a Tenant prospect.

Documents that will be used are:

Information on Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Listing – Inclusive Right to Lease, and if the property was built before 1978 – a Lead Base Paint disclosure.

Referrals Available for Property Management Services

If you are wanting to Lease your property and have it managed by a Property Management Service , although I do not provide Property Management services, I have a very good working relationship with area Property Managers with I will be happy to refer. I can find you a Lease Tenant and you can work with any management company of your choice when the property has been leased.